World News Digest: 2018 Updates

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World News Digest: 2018 Updates

World News Digest is continuously updated and enhanced, increasing the educational value of this award-winning resource. Here is a recap of some of the content updates made so far this year.

Recent Updates and Additions:

  • News Media Roundups: Created more than 150 new collections of various media on breaking news as it occurred, including such recent developments as the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the U.S. pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, and peace talks on the Korean Peninsula.
  • News articles: Published more than 30 original news articles on key events such as the mass shooting at a Florida high school, allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein, major Supreme Court decisions, and the personnel turnover in the administration of President Donald Trump.
  • Midterm Elections Guide: Created a comprehensive feature highlighting coverage of the upcoming midterm elections, including results of state primaries, polling data in key races, and voting issues like partisan gerrymandering and election security.
  • Video: Embedded more than 800 new videos from such sources as PBS, Voice of America, and the White House.
  • Editorial cartoons: Added more than 500 new editorial cartoons representing viewpoints from across the political spectrum on the latest controversies.
  • Infographics: Compiled more than 300 new infographics visually displaying statistics, polling numbers, and maps relevant to the top ongoing news stories.
  • Social media: Embedded notable reactions to the top news stories from high-profile figures on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Landmark Events: Gathered relevant material on more than 50 landmark events to create easy-to-navigate research centers on such historic topics as the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., which recently marked its 50th anniversary.
  • Reuters®: Indexed more than 2,000 Reuters articles on breaking developments to related research centers.
  • Primary sources: Transcribed major speeches delivered by President Donald Trump, as well as a widely watched television interview with former FBI Director James Comey.

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